In the opening of this particular sports hero fairy tale film an annoyingly disdainful instructor/ priest tells his students that
I am one of those dreamers. One of those stupid, silly, optimistic dreamers who gets excited by the gift of a jacket from a school I have yet to attend from a friend who believes in me. I am one of those optimistic dreamers who believes that finding inspiring stories about people who make a difference can and will change the world.
Like Rudy, I've had some unexpected and painful sh*+ go down in my life and faced with mortality and the reality of our temporary influence evolved from one of those dreamers.
Maybe because I believe in unachievable fantasies, fairy tales, utopian happily ever afters and underdogs making the world a better place is precisely why I am here blogging in a hotel room in Vegas.
Three weeks ago I sat across a dinner table from my father who said to me,
That's the thing, I don't and can't and won't every put policy before people. I may always struggle, but chasing a stupid dream, that causes heartache, maybe, just maybe will inspire, empower and impact.
For that, I'm willing to give it a shot.
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